What is the difference between a pillowcase and a sham?

What is the difference between a pillowcase and a sham?

Pillowcases and pillow shams not only sound alike, but they have a similar look as well. However, pillowcases are used to cover the pillows that are used for actual sleeping while most pillow shams (made from sheet weight fabric) can be slept on, typically they are used as a more decorative detail.

What is a European sham?

A euro sham pillow (often known as a euro pillow) is a square pillow used decoratively on beds, usually placed behind standard, queen, and king sized pillows. The traditional size for euro sham pillows is 26" x 26". They are usually covered in a decorative pillow case known as a Euro Sham.

What is a sham cover?

A bedding sham is a pillowcase with a facade. Shams are fancier, more substantial covers for bed pillows that serve a decorative purpose; they match the duvet, pull together the colors in the room or help set a theme. … Shams often have deep borders that "frame" the regular pillow shape.

What size pillow fits a Euro sham?

26 x 26 inchesWhile the Euro sham traditionally measures 26 x 26 inches, a 26 x 26 pillow form won't cut it. I don't understand why the seemingly right size pillow doesn't fit correctly into the sham, but it doesn't. You need to find a Euro pillow form that is 28 x 28 inches to completely fill the sham.